So far, I’ve read two papers. I’m very impressed with myself. I thought reading papers was going to be a painful process, but it’s not that bad. I’m making a stack of sticky notes on my desk–each one corresponding to a paper I’ve read–so that I can physically see how much experience I’m gaining with reading scientific literature.
I’ve learned more about the musical Hamilton in the past 12 hours than most of the humans on the earth. Last night, some of the people from the REU came over, and we just wanted to check if the video worked, but before we knew it, we had spent three hours watching the entire play, and we had listened to all of the cut songs. My favorite character was the King of England.